BOLZANO, Italy, November 11. USA’s Natalie Coughlin has always said her favorite race ever is the 100 IM, and she had the chance to compete in it again at the Bolzano International Swim Meeting this weekend.
Coughlin started off the evening right with a strong 52.91 to win the women’s 100-meter freestyle this evening. That’s only half-a-second off her top time this season of a 52.64 from Genoa that ranks her eighth in the world. SwimMAC’s Ariana Vanderpool-Wallace took second in 54.38, while Great Britain’s Jessica Lloyd placed third in 54.98.
Coughlin then doubled up in her favorite event with a sterling 59.21 in the women’s 100-meter IM. That swim vaulted her to eighth in the world rankings. SwimMAC’s Katie Meili took second in 1:00.62, while Germany’s Doris Eichhorn wound up third in 1:02.05.
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